It was an early spring day in the animal forest. Everybody had kind of recovered from the winter but was not yet back in their stride with spring energy.
STEP BY STEP
“Maybe”, said the cockatoo, “it would be nice to go out for a while, on a little spring trip?”
“That sounds fun”, said the butterfly. “Just flutter about for a bit. Perhaps someone wants to join us?” She looked at the dragonfly who was visiting.
“Oh” and: “Oh, oh, …”, said the dragonfly, “I would but …”
“Let’s leave ‘but’ at home”, said the sheep, who was also visiting. “I’ll come along with you.”
And so it came to be that a little group of animals decided to hit the road, that early spring in the animal forest.
“Let’s make an overview”, said the giraffe, “of where we could go and what we might need.”
“Who cares,” said the cockatoo, “just hit the road and we’ll see. We’ll leave tomorrow from the large glade around the magnolia.”
You can continue reading in my book with fables that is published by BoekScout and can be found in their webshop.
The book is bilingual: Dutch-English and is titled:
HOE HET ZO GEKOMEN IS / HOW IT ALL CAME TO BE
psychologische fabels / psychological fables
*As in all fables, the stories mirror human behaviour. Through the animals’ characters, we actually look at ourselves and our society. The fables are contemplative, yet vivid and quite humorous.*
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